A Closer Look at the Leopardstown and Doncaster Racecourse Stakes on 12th September
October 24, 2022
The Leopardstown and Doncaster Racecourse stakes are some of the most anticipated events in horse racing this year. Held in September, the St. Leger Festival and the Irish champion stakes promise to be a thriller for fans of all levels of interest. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the events this year and some of the top horses that competed.
The Irish Champion Stakes
The racing world was captivated by a weekend full of action this past September with Elda Eldarov’s exceptional win in the St. Leger Festival. The win grabbed many headlines. The Irish Champion Stakes stole all attention during their race, where they had a remarkable horse named Luxembourg under Ryan Moore. A youthful Luxembourg showed class and guts in his ability to get the job done, proving himself a contender in the Irish Champion Stakes.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt
The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt saw off Onesto by about half a length. This performance has helped put Luxembourg in the mix of several other significant events throughout the rest of the season. For instance, the colt might feature on The Arc, the most significant event in Europe. This makes the colt a serious contender in the October event in France.
Vadeni was only able to place third in his last time out, but his connections are determined not to give up on the Eclipse winner. They may well roll some dice with the three-year-old in the Arc. Vadeni has been pushed to 16/1 odds after his performance during the weekend, something that Ed stated could’ve been an overreaction. All eyes were undoubtedly focused on other top performers, including Westover, Torquato Tasso, and Baaeed, who were also taking their shot at victory!
Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget ruled out Vadeni from the race days before the stake. He also argued that the colt wouldn’t go to the Arc but would attend the October 15 Qipco British Champion Stakes if the grounds were better. Switching codes, Kinross was a star at Doncaster and will now head to the Prix de la Foret on Arc weekend – of which the five-year-old is favoured 4/1. The price looks more than fair given that this horse has dominated the niche 7f trip blowing his competition out of the water and enjoys it when it rains!
Pearls Galore, and Kyprios Jadoomi
Highfield Princess, Pearls Galore, and Kyprios Jadoomi put up excellent performances at the Leopardstown racecourse on Saturday, but potentially the most captivating was Dermot Weld’s filly Tahiyra. She made Meditate, a crowd-favorite Ireland racehorse, look average as she casually rode clear to win the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. Weld shared that he’ll likely tread softly-softly with his charge early into her three-year-old’s campaign.
Leopardstown Racecourse (Irish: Curraigh Bhaile na Léibhe) is a racing venue in Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. The venue first held horse races in 1888 and today hosts both National Hunt and flat meetings from February to December each year. It is located 12 miles (19 km) from the city centre at the foot of the Dublin Mountains and is easily accessible by public transport.
The Irish Champion Stakes is arguably the best event held at the racecourse. It promises to be a thriller for fans of all levels of interest.
Doncaster Racecourse is a horse racing venue in South Yorkshire, England. The venue hosts both National Hunt and flat meetings from March to November each year.
It is located in the town centre and is easily accessible by public transport.
The St. Leger Festival is the best event held at Doncaster Racecourse. It is a five-day festival that is held every September and is one of the most popular events in the horse racing calendar.
The festival culminates in the running of St. Leger, a Classic race that is the oldest of the five Classics. The St. Leger Festival was first held in 1776 and has been held at Doncaster Racecourse since 1864.